Netflix knows that people use proxies and Chrome extensions to access the Netflix catalog for other regions, and unfortunately the company is finally getting serious about blocking this access!
In a blog post published Thursday, Netflix’s vice president of content delivery architecture, David Fullagar, explains that in the coming weeks proxies and unblockers will become ineffective:
“Some members use proxies or “unblockers” to access titles available outside their territory. To address this, we employ the same or similar measures other firms do. This technology continues to evolve and we are evolving with it. That means in coming weeks, those using proxies and unblockers will only be able to access the service in the country where they currently are. We are confident this change won’t impact members not using proxies.”
Hong Kong was among over 130 countries added to the reach of the Netflix service, but because of licensing restrictions all shows cannot be watched in Hong Kong (such as the Walking dead and Sherlock).